Monday, April 17th 2017

Scythe Intros Mugen 5 Rev. B with AM4 Support

Scythe today introduced a revision of its Mugen 5 tower-type CPU cooler, which adds support for the new AMD socket AM4. The new Mugen 5 Rev. B includes a mounting kit for AM4 motherboards that lets AMD Ryzen processor users take advantage of Scythe's premium air cooler. The company could be working on similar revisions of its other coolers, which include the AM4 mounting kit. The company recently announced standalone mounting kits for AM4.

Besides AM4 support, the Mugen 5 Rev. B is identical to the original Scythe launched in December 2016. It consists of a large aluminium fin-stack heatsink, in which heat drawn from a nickel-plated copper base is drawn from six 6 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes, and run through a thick aluminium fin-stack, which is ventilated by an included Kaze Flex 120 mm fan, although it supports up to two fans in push-pull configuration. Pricing of the Mugen 5 Rev. B could be unchanged from the original's 40€ (including taxes).
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2 Comments on Scythe Intros Mugen 5 Rev. B with AM4 Support

Hopefully some R&D was done and this would not flop. Hopefully
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Installed it yesterday on my Ryzen 1700 build. Scythe's support sent me the AM4 mounting kit a few weeks ago when I showed them the cooler's purchase invoice.
Installation was easy (don't even need to remove the motherboard), great build quality.
Performance wise, dropped 15 degrees Celcious in idle, and 20 in load. RPMs between 400-700 (stock cooler was from 1200-2800). Tbh, a little overkill for my CPU, but the silence is worth it =)
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